ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF:

MELINDA COOPER, Court Administrator and Magistrate, began her employment with the Court of Appeals as a Staff Attorney for the Honorable Julie A. Edwards in 1999. She is a graduate of Hiram College and the University of Denver College of Law, previously maintained a private practice and served as a Captain in the United States Army. Her telephone number is 330/451-7765.

ANGELA D. STONE, Administrative Counsel, was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1996 and to the Florida bar in 1998.  She graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Mississippi College School of Law in 1996.  Angela was in private practice for over ten years primarily in the areas of criminal law, domestic relations, and appellate practice.  She can be reached at 330/451-7240 or by e-mail at ADStone@co.stark.oh.us.

POLLY MALLETT, Deputy Administrator, began her employment with the Court of Appeals in June, 2009. She previously worked for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for 25 years. She attended Stark State University and the University of Akron. You may reach her by e-mail at PEMallett@co.stark.oh.us or by calling her at 330/451-7437.

ANGELA R. MILLER, Administrative Assistant, began working as a legal secretary in 1979. Her previous legal positions include secretary for attorneys in private practice - the last fifteen years for a criminal defense attorney. Prior to joining the staff at the Fifth District Court of Appeals, she was employed by the Stark County Auditor. Angela is a graduate of Central Catholic High School. She can be reached at 330/451-7765.

LYNNE M. FRIEG, Docket Manager, began working as a legal secretary in 1972, before joining the staff of the Stark County Court of Common Pleas in 1978, and later becoming their Assignment Commissioner. She joined the Court of Appeals in 1993 as Judicial Administrative Assistant to Judge W. Don Reader until his retirement in 2000. You may reach her by e-mail at LMFrieg@co.stark.oh.us. or by calling her at 330/451-7912.

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